Data breach prevention requires a thoughtful, realistic, and proactive approach to security across your organization. Everything from your vulnerability to your risk must be assessed.
Four steps to data breach prevention
Step 1: Prioritize
Set your business objectives and risk tolerance
Strike a balance between protecting data assets and enabling productive, innovative workplaces. Hard decisions need to be made about the protection for different parts of the business.
Step 2: Protect
Have a proactive security plan
In this critical stage of security planning, you need to be aware, understand the threat landscape, and actively work to protect your organization. This requires both technology and policy decisions.
Step 3: Prepare
Be ready for a sophisticated attack
With the evolution of advanced persistent threats, your organization will eventually succumb to a data breach. A coordinated and tested response plan is critical, as is access to the right resources and skills.
Step 4: Promote
Support a culture of security awareness
One careless employee can undo a chief security officer's master plan. That's why every employee must partner with security professionals to ensure the safety of corporate data. And security must be built into the culture of the organization.
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